Support our teachers by sending in letters!

Teachers have now entered Phase 6 of their Strike. One of the actions teachers have been asked to take is to send and encourage others to send letters to the Premier, the Minister of Education, our MPP, and our Trustee. There are templates for all of these letters, find the links below. It is quick and east to do!
To send a letter to our MPP, our School Trustee and to call the Premier, please follow the link below. Templates are at the bottom of the page.
To send a letter to the Minister of Education, please follow the link below. It’s a simple template you can fill out.
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Survey Results on E-learning

Recently, at the direction of the Board, the TDSB surveyed a random sample of parents/guardians and students, and all secondary school teachers, to better understand their views and level of support for the Government of Ontario’s plan for mandatory e-learning for all secondary students. The TDSB Pulse Results are now in to show that most students, parents/guardians and secondary school teachers do not support the government’s plan to make e-learning a mandatory requirement for graduation, nor do they believe that it will benefit students. You can read and learn more about the results and read the Chair’s letter to the Minister:

https://www.tdsb.on.ca/News/Article-Details/ArtMID/474/ArticleID/1424/TDSB-Survey-Finds-Significant-Majority-Oppose-Government-Plan-for-Mandatory-E-Learning-Courses

http://www.tdsb.on.ca/thepulse

Support Teachers at Queen’s Park!

 

Tomorrow is going to be a critical day for teachers, parents and students. It’s a day when the entire legislature is in session and will hear thousands of voices outside Queen’s Park in solidarity to oppose the proposal of massive cuts to education in this province. If you are planning on being at Queen’s Park tomorrow and you wish to join with our teachers from Frankland, they are meeting at 9:45am by the Firefighters’ Monument (see map). If you are arriving a bit later, Frankland teachers will be in the Ward 15 area for the duration of the rally (also see map) Bring your ENERGY, bring your VOICE and remember that every single board in the entire province will be out tomorrow. This has not happened in over 20 years!

 

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Reminder: Strike Day Tomorrow

Are you wondering why our teachers are on strike? The Elementary Teachers Federation (ETFO) has created the attached information flyer to answer some of your questions.
If you are looking for a parent based resource to keep up to date on what is going on check out the Ontario Parent Action Network on Facebook or Twitter @parentaction4ed.
More on tomorrow’s strike location following soon!

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Strike Location Update

Today, Tuesday, February 11, all Frankland Teachers are at the Ministry of Education.
On Wednesday all the teachers are at Frankland from 8:30-11:30.  There is only 1 shift on Wednesday.  They will be walking on the Danforth from Broadview to Pape.
The Elementary Teachers Federation (ETFO) will also be picketing at the Royal York on Wednesday from 11-2 at the following event:

Generational Leadership: Preparing Today’s Students for Tomorrow’s Jobs

Join Canadian Club Toronto on February 12 when The Honourable Stephen Lecce discusses what these changes mean to him, and how the Ontario government is setting up today’s students for the jobs of tomorrow. 

Globalization, technological progress and a new demographic of workers are creating a profound impact on labour markets. There is an increasing demand for STEM, financial literary, technological fluency and soft skills. How can we manage this transition?

Minister Lecce will be joined in conversation by Adrienne Batra, Editor-in-Chief of the Toronto Sun.

Wed, Feb 12, 2020

11:45 AM – 1:30 PM

The Fairmont Royal York Hotel

100 Front Street West 

No School this Thursday & Friday

Reminder:  there is no school this Thursday or Friday.
Frankland teachers will be at the Ministry of Education on Thursday and back at Frankland on Friday.
Teachers will be on the picket line either in the morning (8:30 – 11:30 a.m.) or afternoon (11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.).
The attached Parent Update flyer by ETFO gives some info on the current situation and negotiations.